The BBC has cancelled Boy Meets Girl after two series/seasons.
Per Chortle, the broadcaster cited the sitcom’s declining ratings for its decision not move forward with Series 3.
However, series lead Rebecca Root accused the BBC of “selling us short” by wielding the axe on a third series.
“Everyone’s really sorry that the show’s come to its end. We’re all very disappointed.
I’m not a commissioner, but the way I see shows going is that you establish your territory with the first series, you consolidate with the second and then you develop things in the third series – you can then open it up and really get into the meat of the story.
I felt that while series two didn’t have quite the same tone as series one it was establishing a level. We were all looking forward to series three to get going… I felt that they were selling us a bit short by pulling it after two.”
Series creator Elliot Kerrigan says he’s “so gutted” over the show’s cancellation but believes “it’s for the best”:
I want the audience wanting more rather than thinking “Is that show back again?”
The ending we had for the end of series two will be hard to top. We even had a round of applause in the final scene to thank the audience for watching.”
The BBC added:
“We are tremendously proud of BBC Two’s Boy Meets Girl, but after two series feel the story has reached a natural end point.”